Romney and Obama in Dead Heat

A new poll out Wednesday suggests that Mitt Romney has closed the gap with President Obama and that the two men are in a dead heat heading into their one-on-one matchup.

CBS News reports:

Mitt Romney has closed the gap with President Obama among registered voters, a CBS News/New York Times poll released Wednesday found, putting the former Massachusetts governor in a dead heat with the president for the White House.


Mr. Obama and Romney each received support from 46 percent of registered voters when asked who they would vote for if the election were held today. In March, a CBS News/New York Times survey found that Mr. Obama held a slight advantage over Romney of 47 percent to 44 percent …

Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich remain in the race but face Romney's all-but-insurmountable lead in delegates and fundraising ahead of the Republican convention this summer in Tampa, Fla.

Read the full poll release (PDF).

Sure, these numbers change all the time, and we all know the only poll that really matters is the one that takes place in the voting booths on Election Day. But this one is pretty significant because it was conducted between last Friday and Tuesday, in the days right after Sen. Rick Santorum suspended his campaign and made Romney the presumptive nominee.

Read more at CBS News.